The privately-held Cox Enterprises is a leading communications, media and automotive services company based in Atlanta, Georgia. Cox Enterprises' major operating subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc. which provides cable television distribution, telephone, high-speed Internet access, commercial telecommunications and advertising solutions; Manheim, Inc. that offers vehicle auctions, repair and certification services and web-based technology products; Cox Media Group, Inc. which operates television stations, digital media, newspapers, advertising sales rep firms, Valpak and Cox Radio, Inc.; and AutoTrader.com, an online automotive classifieds and related publications. Additionally, Cox's Internet operations include Kudzu.com and Adify Corporation (an online ad network technology company acquired in 2008 - See PrivCo M&A Table for Cox Enterprises for deal details), a unit of Cox TMI, Inc. Founded in 1898 by James M. Cox, Cox Enterprises is owned by the Cox Family and headed by James C. Kennedy, grandson of the founder James Cox.
Overview & Corporate Organization
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PrivCo Industries (Sector > Industry > Sub-Industry)
|Media > Broadcasting > Cable, Satellite Delivery|
|Media > Broadcasting > Radio|
|Media > Broadcasting > Tv Networks|
|Retail > Motor Vehicle & Motor Vehicle Parts Retail > Automobile Dealerships|
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Mergers & Acquisitions
|Details||Dec. 2004||Completed||Cox Communications Inc1||Cox Enterprises, Inc.||Acquisition of Remaining Interest|
|Details||Jun. 2009||Completed||View2||View||Acquisition of Remaining Interest|
Direct Share Purchase
Minority Stake Purchase
|1||Cox Enterprises, Inc. acquired the remaining 38% interest at $32 per share. - Details →|
|2||Cox Enterprises paid $4.80 a...Read More →|
|3||Providence Equity Partners purchased a...Read More →|
|4||Manheim, a subsidiary of Cox...Read More →|
|5||Sister company Savoo.co.uk is...Read More →|
|6||The sale includes stations KFOX...Read More →|
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Detailed Business Description: Cox Enterprises, Inc.
Cox Enterprises, Inc. is a privately-held company that operates in the communications, media, and automotive services industries. Its major subsidiaries include Cox Communications, Inc., Manheim, Inc., Cox Media Group Inc., Valpak and Cox Radio, Inc., and AutoTrader.com. Its online subsidiaries include Kudzu.com and CoxDitigalSolutions.com. Cox Enterprises was founded in 1898 by James Middleton Cox and is headquartered in Atlanta, Georgia. Cox Enterprises, Inc. and its subsidiaries operate mostly within the United States with Manheim being the only subsidiary that operates internationally.
Cox Enterprises, Inc.'s main source of revenue is Cox Communications which brings in about 63% of its revenue. Manheim brings in 20% of revenue, Cox Media Group brings in about 12.4% and AutoTrader.com brings in about 5% of revenue. All of these subsidiaries generate revenue mostly through ad sales. The mediums which the the ads can be shown through range from radio broadcasts to TV… Continue Reading →